Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 13 out of 21
  1. There's enough killing to satiate even the sickest soul and the baddest gangster, and there's hours' worth of high quality music to listen to while you do it.
  2. Bulletproof is like G-Unit's music translated direct to PS2. You'll either completely love it or miss the point entirely. [Apr 2006, p.90]
  3. Bulletproof is one of the darkest video games around, with its combination of gritty storyline and moonlit night-time setting. [PSW]
  4. More style than substance. This package is little more than a collection of his tunes, a reprisal of the movie and some generic gaming fodder that we've all seen and played in other games such as "Max Payne," "Dead To Rights," "True Crime" - that do it much better.
  5. 65
    Decent AI that actually hurts the game is an odd thing, but with Bulletproof's wonky controls, it's true. The game is a case of "been there, done that", only not as well.
  6. Basic combat just isn't very fun. [Feb 2006, p.104]
  7. 50
    The actual gameplay mechanics blow. The's game's targeting and camera system is about as skittish as the Howells' from Gilligan's Island would be at the Vibe Awards.
  8. If there's a sequel, let's hope more attention is paid to the actual video game instead of the videos.
  9. This third-person action game might sound like a great idea if you're a fan of 50, Yayo, Buck, and Banks, but with its poor gameplay and worse attention to the G-Unit license, Bulletproof disappoints on all fronts.
  10. 45
    There are so many holes in the story and design that 50 seems to be wearing a vest made of Swiss cheese instead of kevlar. Bulletproof it is not.
  11. Bulletproof reads revelations from the Bible of production but knows almost no game. It's superficially slick, with its bling'd up 50 Cent avatar and glitzy rap, but really it's a third-person shooter that stumbles well under the benchmarks set for the PS2.
  12. You'll repeatedly find yourself emptying a full clip to kill a dude at point-blank range. [Feb 2006, p.81]
  13. 50 Cent: Bulletproof just isn’t any damn fun. Due to laggy controls and a horrible targeting system, death is imminent almost any time you go against an enemy, especially some of the bosses that have far better weapons and cheaper tactics than you.
  14. 40
    Destined only to be forgotten.
  15. As a game, Bulletproof is a disaster. Your G-Unit allies are so dumb they had to be made invincible to keep them alive.
  16. The gun battles that account for 99 percent of the game are extremely flawed. Bulletproof's aiming controls--no matter which configuration or sensitivity settings you choose--are as sloppy as they come.
  17. 30
    You want 50's music? Buy a CD. Grab a DVD if you want to see the guy move. But if you want to pretend to be Curtis Jackson, take your fifty bucks out to a paintball range and let someone drill you nine times. It'll be a better experience than this.
  18. This was a guilty pleasure just waiting to happen, but the developers just couldn't get the camera right, and the result is a product that is damn near unplayable. I spent more time running around in circles and shooting the ground than I did actually hitting anyone!
  19. 25
    A below average game that feels like it has been developed to turn a quick buck.
  20. The calibre of game you might well produce having been shot three times and then stabbed. [Jan 2005, p.91]
  21. 20
    At the end of the day, what you’ll find in the box is a bunch of nice extras that are packaged with a horrible batch of code that barely qualifies as a game.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 124 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 13 out of 35
  1. JeffreyH.
    May 24, 2006
    This game is bad whoever said it isnt has been smoking crack during the game.
  2. Whiteteen
    Feb 26, 2009
    Black teen: "If the game play was better the game would of been the real deal, and whats better than feeling like your in a true story. thanksBlack teen: "If the game play was better the game would of been the real deal, and whats better than feeling like your in a true story. thanks for listing."

    I've gathered that 50-cent supposedly was shot repeatedly while selling crack, i was not aware that he also lived through; " Working with the unlikeliest of allies, the streets heat up as 50 Cent takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city, uncovering an international conspiracy with devastating implications."

    Real deal my shiny metal ass!
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  3. Mystery
    Aug 26, 2006
    This is possibly the best game ever created! I looooooovvvvve this game! If marriage to a game was legal, then guess who would be Mr.This is possibly the best game ever created! I looooooovvvvve this game! If marriage to a game was legal, then guess who would be Mr. Bulletproof? me! thats who. man i could talk about this game for hours and hours and hours and hours and hours and..o sorry i started thinking about how much i love this game its soo grea...... what? what do you mean this game sucks? YOur crazy! what do you mean have i actually even played this game? well..i mean i haven't actually "played" this game yet but it has 50 Cent, so it has to be great! what!!!?!! a 47? c-mon! this game rocks! ill prove it to you i gotta go to walmart and buy it hold on........................................................ umm i just played it was....good.ya. some would even say....great...yeah....ok i was wrong but 50 cent still rules! right? Full Review »